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03-27-2012, 10:12 PM #1
Apple Settle Australian 4G Dispute, Offers Unsatisfied Customers Refund
Earlier today reports surfaced that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission wanted Apple to drop the “4G” from its iPad advertisements in Australia. Apple has complied, and has offered Australian customers the option of returning their 4G iPads if they feel they were duped.
In case you missed the article this morning, the whole controversy stems from Apple advertising 4G connection speeds as a feature of the new iPad in Australia when none of the 4G networks in Australia support the new iPad.
Today Apple’s lawyers argued it was never specified the iPad could connect to Telstra’s network, but told the court the device is compatible with other networks that by international standards are deemed 4G. Apple has agreed to publish a clarification that states the product supports ultra-fast mobile networks but is not compatible with the Telstra network. The company says it will email purchasers offering a refund if they believe they have been mislead. Clarifications will also be made at point of sale. Apple has entered into discussions with the watchdog and will return to the Melbourne Federal Court this afternoon.
03-27-2012, 11:23 PM #2
So in Australia, Apple isn't allowed to advertise a feature that their device has? It does say "around the world". It's not Apples fault some customers are so stupid that they don't know that their entire country doesn't have 4g capable networks. Do these people think 4g is a processor on the iPad that makes the Internet faster? This is dumb. It's as dumb as a 83 year old lady walking into a glass door, then suing the glass door because she is retarded.El Zurdo
03-28-2012, 12:43 AM #3
what the hell does it do with Apple?? It's supported by the hardware, it's not their issue that it's not featured by the carriers :S
03-28-2012, 01:14 AM #4
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03-28-2012, 09:13 AM #6
Lol... go after Apple for everything. They did nothing wrong. No matter what Apple does someone will sue them seriously. I bet some idiot is going to sue apple over the $10,000 gift card. So sad.. I'm Canadian and can say what did you think the ipad and everything was made for? People in Australia.. seriously..... stuffs not even ready for Canada but now they are starting to launch Canada and USA on the same day. I might as well sue apple because i live on by the border and if i walk 1mile Siri works.. if i walk 1mile back siri doesn't because im in canada.. might as well sue apple for this "false advertisement" or "misleading advertisement." And truthfully i dont care what country as what so long as my apple device works in Canada im happy.
03-28-2012, 04:32 PM #7
Optus concludes Bendigo 700MHz LTE trials
I guess it could be Apple's fault for not supporting crappy 4G networks?